Tag Archives: Pianist

Daily Discovery: HummingbirdXYZ: Anatomy of Light from a Star

Daily Discovery: HummingbirdXYZ: Anatomy of Light from a Star

HummingbirdXYZ is a Canadian singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, DJ and composer who grew up and lives between Paris, Montreal and New York.   She shaped her sound on her classical studies, passion for jazz and electronica and Japanese traditional piano technique, so much so her tunes fully embodies and reflect all these influences...
Event Review: Archie Shepp & Jason Moran @ Barbican Hall – EFG London Jazz Festival (London; Friday 12th November 2021)

Event Review: Archie Shepp & Jason Moran @ Barbican Hall – EFG London Jazz Festival (London; Friday 12th November 2021)

Archie Shepp may not have executed his ideas with the same technical dexterity I imagine of earlier years. However in his mid-eighties, he still delivered a beautifully effectual experience that transcended any physical limitations. Alongside Jason Moran, their musical ideas revealed their reverence towards the plight of inequality and the complexities...
Playlist: Maria Chiara Argirò & Jamie Leeming (November 2020)

Playlist: Maria Chiara Argirò & Jamie Leeming (November 2020)

Despite being born and having started her music career in Italy, Maria Chiara Argirò has grown into one of the most brilliant and freshest expressions of the London contemporary jazz scene. In the last few years, the Rome-born band leader, pianist and composer has shaped her sound on the city...
Album Review: Chassol – Ludi [Tricatel; March 2020]
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Album Review: Chassol – Ludi [Tricatel; March 2020]

French composer and musician Christophe Chassol, who has collaborated with Frank Ocean and Solange, has become known for “ultrascore”, a musical technique that can be thought of as harmonising reality. Ludi (released on 6th March 2020 via Tricatel) is his latest effort applying this technique, as he continues to draw...
Preview: Alfa Mist @ Earth (London; Tuesday 3rd March 2020)

Preview: Alfa Mist @ Earth (London; Tuesday 3rd March 2020)

Experience a genre-crossing musical deluge, travelling between hip-hop, grime, jazz and classical with one of London’s most forward thinking artists. Fast becoming a staple of London live music culture, Earth provides a space that can offer big and international acts an interesting space to play to large audience. Not sanitised...